Magna Cum Laude – Sirató (Acoustic @ Paprika Rádió) DOWNLOAD/PLAY

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The project adopts the idea of putting up a bookcase in a public space, in which people could release their used books to be picked up by others. This way of free dissemination, called ‚bookcrossing’, is by now a worldwide movement organised in a central database (www.bookcrossing.com).

‘The “book forest” is part of a program called ‘Research for Sustainable Forestry’ promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany.

The Book Forest contributes to sustainable vocational education and deals with the value chain forest-wood-book. It was developed and realised by BAUFACHFRAU Berlin e.V. as an interdisciplinary, project orientated cooperation of apprentices of forestry, carpentry, cabinetmaking, media design, printing and bookselling.
Registration of books enables following their travels through the world and communication about the books.’
– Metro Nature.

Hát ez szar!..pl ezért van Gaga a TIME  100 legbefolyásosabb emberei közt.

Organizers of Shanghai’s World Expo have been holding trial runs this week, before the official opening this Saturday, May 1st. About 70 percent of the nearly 200 participants participated in the trials, and visitors were already encountering long lines. Officials now estimate the 6-month event, themed “Better City, Better Life”, will attract up to 100 million visitors, 95 percent of them Chinese. Shanghai has spent 400 billion yuan (58.6 billion US dollars) preparing for the Expo, according to state media – more than was spent on the Beijing Olympics. Collected here are photographs of last-minute preparations in Shanghai as they prepare to welcome the world this weekend.

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A research group out of Hong Kong has said they are pretty sure they’ve found Noah’s long lost ark in Turkey, according to National Geographic:

A team of evangelical Christian explorers claim they’ve found the remains of Noah’s ark beneath snow and volcanic debris on Turkey’s Mount Ararat. But some archaeologists and historians are taking the latest claim that Noah’s ark has been found about as seriously as they have past ones—which is to say not very.

“I don’t know of any expedition that ever went looking for the ark and didn’t find it,” said Paul Zimansky, an archaeologist specializing in the Middle East at Stony Brook University in New York State. Turkish and Chinese explorers from a group called Noah’s Ark Ministries International made the latest discovery claim Monday in Hong Kong, where the group is based.

“It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it,” Yeung Wing-cheung, a filmmaker accompanying the explorers, told The Daily Mail.

I can’t tell if the “battery life” dwindles as the drink become colder, or if the image disappears once the drink temperature drops below 36 degrees Celsius, but, either way, if want to purchase the latest cool-looking-but-ultimately-pointless contraption from Art Lebedev, this is it.

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WOW: WinScape

2010 April 28

Introduction to the Winscape. See www.rationalcraft.com for more details.

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Due to varying ash density across Europe, the first flights can be seen in some areas on the 18th and by the 20th everywhere is open.

This commercial for the Young Director Award 2010 was created by TBWA Helsinki and directed by Rogier Hesp. More info on http://www.amsterdamadblog.com.

Seasons by Nao Tamura

2010 April 28

Seasons is an interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, inspired by nature and technology, through the cultural lens of Japan. Designer Nao Tamura, has won the SaloneSatellite Award, with a serving container made in silica sand.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger announces that the famous Hollywood sign erected in 1923 will remain a mainstay in California due to donations from film stars including Hugh Hefner who donated the last $900k to keep the land out of property developers hands.

Wednesday, April 21st was a national day of mourning in China, for victims of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck remote Yushu County on April 14th, 2010 with over 2,200 confirmed dead and many thousands injured or homeless. The response on the ground has moved from search and rescue to recovery and care, hampered by geography and weather.

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The follow-up campaign of the Walk-in Fridge!

Two Cameras

2010 April 27

…featuring the first simian in space, returning home to the tune of Lee’s “Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe.”

Created as a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett.

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Interactive poster

2010 April 27